ECG Basics & Fundamentals: reliability of computer interpreted “Normal ECG” by the ECG machine
ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu
A 64-year-old man with PMHx of HTN and HLD presents to a busy ED with chest pain, shortness of breath, and nausea. There is no immediate bed availability in the department. Triage vitals are normal. The following triage ECG is obtained:
Before watching the video, look closely at this ECG and ask yourself:
- When the triage ECG is interpreted as normal by the computer, what is the utility of interrupting an emergency physician to immediately review the ECG?
- Do you agree with the computer interpretation?
- What would you do if asked to review this ECG?